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Agricultural Sciences

chemistry photoAre you considering an agriculture-related career? At Hesston College you will receive the personal attention and solid academic preparation that will take you where you want to go.

How will Hesston prepare me for further studies?
      Hesston College offers an associate of arts degree as well as an associate of science degree, programs that provide the opportunity to transfer into a university agriculture program of your choice. These programs can be especially designed for you and your specific interests to fulfill the primary sequence of courses required for subsequent upper level agriculture programs of study.
      There are many fields of agriculture to choose from after Hesston College. These include: agribusiness, agricultural economics, bakery science, agronomy, agricultural education, animal science, horticulture, agricultural journalism, feed science, agricultural technology management, food science, milling science and management, park resource management.
      While at Hesston College, you can begin to select a university to transfer to that provides an accredited program of study for the agriculture discipline of your interest.

"Hesston College's science department was very helpful in furthering my education. Through small classes and close personal attention with teacher/student relationships, I was able to receive the skills I needed to learn in a larger academic atmosphere. Hesston College provided me with a sound academic education that allowed me to finish my studies and earn a B.S. in Agricultural Science from the University of Nebraska."
-Tim Friesen, class of 1999

What courses will I take at Hesston College?
      Your academic advisor will help you select pre-agriculture and other courses to match the course sequence required for your program of study. This will include one or two semesters of General Chemistry and possibly one or two of Organic Chemistry, several semesters of biology, and at least one math course.
      In addition, you will take general education classes which are also needed for transferring into an agriculture program. Hesston's plan of study for pre-agriculture can be adjusted for the specific requirements related to your intended field in agriculture.

Why should I choose Hesston College?
      Hesston College is a two-year liberal arts college located in south central Kansas. With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, classes are generally small. Instructors pay attention to you and to your education. They are available to work with you individually, helping you to achieve your educational goals.


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